With restrictions being lifted after lockdown I am happy to confirm that TrigPoint Adventures is now in a position to start offering courses and guiding again. I am pleased to announce that I have met the requirements of the “We’re Good To Go” industry standard mark. A self-assessment scheme that has been designed by VisitEngland … Continue reading Good to Go!
Learning the hard way I remember buying my first pair of walking boots long before the days of the internet. Armed with knowledge of the "best in test" from the latest walking magazine I headed out to a local outdoors shop and just bought them. I'm not a fool, I did try them on in … Continue reading Buying Footwear for Hiking
Probably the most important layer of clothing when hiking is the waterproof layer, it keeps you dry and comfortable when the weather turns against you. They normally perform really well when new but performance deteriorates as they get older. Hopefully this blog will explain why this is and what easy steps can be taken to … Continue reading Caring for your Waterproofs!
Over the last 5 weeks or so like many I have been keeping myself busy doing all those promised DIY jobs, catching up on admin, writing a Quiz for Mountain Training Association, doing a presentation on Brecon and Snowdon Hikes that I provide for Curious Kats Adventures and also getting out to exercise the body … Continue reading Amusing Myself During Lockdown!
Based on current UK and Welsh Government guidance I have suspended all my AirBnB/Eventbrite events and all Mountain Training Courses for the foreseeable future. I will continually review the UK and Welsh Government advice and make available events and courses to book when the all clear has been given. I have thought long and hard … Continue reading COVID-19
"Should I have a pair of walking poles?" is one of the most popular questions I get asked. My answer is always "yes they are a very important tool in the mountains when used correctly." Let's bust a myth to start, using walking poles is not a sign of weakness or that you're getting old! … Continue reading Walking Poles
The picture to the right is a poster displayed in a carpark at the bottom of one of the many paths up Snowdon. The message and picture being simple but powerful. The title of the Poster is "Plan Ahead" with the following text at the bottom "Half Wit - Around 20% of Mountain Rescue incidents … Continue reading What to Wear in the Mountains?
It has been a busy season supporting the Duke of Edinburgh Award helping young people achieve their goals but an equally rewarding experience. Through my years in supporting DofE I have taken on many roles including but not limited to: Theory navigation training Practical navigation training Practical camp craft training Expedition support Expedition assessment Theory … Continue reading Duke of Edinburgh
You are out in the Black Mountains enjoying a day out with friends, you have just bagged the last peak of the day and heading back to civilisation and the pub on a high to toast your achievements of the day. You are 4km away from your car and your friend slips and falls landing … Continue reading First Aid
It is always a pleasure to pass on knowledge or skills that I have learnt over the years. Personally, I have done this for years in various situations, but the feeling I get once people understand and use what I teach them is one of the best I will ever experience. This weekend I was … Continue reading Hill & Mountain Skills Training